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Iran, Indonesia symbol of moderate Islam: Deputy FM

Tehran, Aug 21, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs described Iran and Indonesia as symbol of moderate Islam in the world.

Ebrahim Rahimpour made the remarks Monday in a ceremony held to mark Indonesia's 72nd Independence Anniversary which was held in Tehran's Milad Tower.

Rahimpour who has attended the meeting as a special guest deplored violence and extremism in the name of Islam.

He expressed congratulations over Indonesia National Day.

Rahimpour also pointed to Indonesia resistance on Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Iranian deputy FM appreciated both countries' constructive cooperation in bilateral, regional and international fields.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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